Reproductive System

What is the glans?

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February 27, 2016 1:20PM

The glans is the 'head' (described as 'bulbous' apparently) of the penis, featuring the meatus which is the orifice/opening of the urethra (non-simultaneous channel for urine and semen) to the exterior. The glans might be (inappropriately in my opinion) referred to as the 'acorn'. At birth, the glans is covered by the prepuce/foreskin, which may or may not be removed by circumcision, which shall of course expose the glans. The glans is very sensitive, supplied with much nervous anatomy.